Galápagos Islands, Santa Fé land iguana

Mar 10, 2017
 

Galápagos Islands, Santa Fé land iguana, Conolophus pallidus, yellow iguana, Solomon Baksh, Blue magazine

Of the three species of land iguana in the Galápagos Islands, the palest, yellowest species (Conolophus pallidus), lives exclusively on the island of Santa Fé. With an estimated endemic population of about 7,000, these iguanas also enjoy the fruit of the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.), as they fall to the ground.

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